Our American Family is like no other in the world. Our American Family has all the opportunity and the freedom to make whatever we want of ourselves. Unlike other citizens of the world, we are free to roam and we are free to express our thoughts in letter, art, speech, and action.
Our American Family is a mosaic of culture and thought. The American Family has at its roots the founding documents that guarantee liberty, freedom, and independence for all. More importantly, it guarantees the limits of government on the citizenry. These are the things that make a foundation. These are the things that make a family grow.
Our liberty, our freedom, and our independence cannot be regulated by any government. These are the things that make our country free. These are the elements that men like Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin knew were the seeds that would make a great country and a great civilization.
Our founding fathers never envisioned a time when any American, let alone any American Family, would let their duly elected government officials regulate and decide for them what the conditions and elements of freedom, liberty, and independence are. Never in our history have we let the government decide for us what is deserved and what is in our best interest. It was government rule that our founding fathers rejected and it was the growth of government that our founding fathers warned us about.
Samuel Adams said on November 20, 1772, in the report to the committee conference at the Boston Town Meeting, THE RIGHTS OF THE COLONIES: ”Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first a right to life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property: together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. These are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature”.
Our early founders knew that each citizen had a responsibility to hold our rights with high regard and when they are threatened we have the right to protect them. In an age when the internet didn’t exist nor did the complicit media exist, people of the time were educated on fact and the exacting premise of the great decisions that they were asked to make. These decisions led to the creation of our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution and ultimately the founding of the country.
The citizenry then knew what the issues were because they worked to get the truth. They were involved because they each had a stake in the game. They knew that their newly formed unalienable rights could be taken away quicker than the fight that ensued to gain those unalienable rights. The people of that era were better guardians of their unalienable rights that we are now. They were more responsible for protecting those unalienable rights that we are now.
Change this paradigm and the conservative will become the guardian of the unalienable rights that are guaranteed in the Constitution. We do this because we need to make government accountable to the citizen and we need to ensure that those who hold office are accountable to us and not the government and or the party that they work for.
The framers of the Constitution knew that what they had written would need to be preserved so that all free people could depend on the rule of law that ensured and guaranteed their protection and freedom. Freedom to own property, freedom of worship, freedom to assemble, freedom of speech, and freedom from tyranny is its guarantee “establish justice, insure, domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare”. This is in the preamble.
Ronald Reagan said, at the Bicentennial Celebration of the United States, on September 16, 1987: “When George Washington was elected as the first President of the United States, the total population of the country was nearly 4 million. Today there are over 5 million Federal Employees. Times have changed. But the basic premise of The Constitution hasn’t changed. It’s still our blueprint for freedom. One of our more able statesmen and constitutional lawyers, Daniel Webster, once wrote: “We may be tossed upon an ocean where we can see no land nor, perhaps, the Sun or stars. But there is a chart and a compass for us to study, to consult, and obey. The Chart is The Constitution”.
Reagan spoke of liberty this way: “Individual liberty depends upon keeping government under control”. What has been happening in the country for the last 80 years is a movement toward progressive liberalism. The techniques are based on what the radical has used and what the progressive liberal has effectively been able to achieve in their pursuit of a liberal agenda. The course was started years ago by statists that were born out of the elitist socialist classes of Europe. The socialist, the Marxist and the eastern establishment liberal had a perceived view of what their perfect America and the world, in general, would be.
The vision of our early leaders of America was an America that shared its riches. It was America that provided a chance to live free and gain in property and wealth and it was America that gave the gift of freedom to all, a nation conceived in Liberty and justice for all. The progressive would have you believe that this, too, was their aim in change. In reality, and what they don’t tell you is, that the change the progressive wants is just the opposite. Their agenda calls for a nation that has no moral laws, a nation that restricts movement in an economic sense and a nation that believes taxes are essential to support their vision. They believe there is a greater sacrifice to make and that is made by those who have the wealth. It is called redistribution of wealth.
Until we can go back in history to view what our forefathers believed and before we fought a revolution, we cannot understand what was laid out before us in a very simple plan of very intelligent men. These men of history, who wrote words of the mind, gave us a map – it was a treasure map. The treasure was enduring freedom. However, the plan would only work if we followed the rules of a constitutionally limited republic that is outlined and which is guaranteed by the Constitution. The plan would then be preserved for future generations to maintain. Remember, our founding documents use the word posterity.
We must use the same vision and mindset they had so that we can discover the map of history and find the latitude and longitude that our forefathers fought to find and preserve.